Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Reindeer Bottle Cap!

I bought some bottle caps last year in two different sizes and have never used them.  Of course, it was time to try making an embellishment to use on a card for sure.  I also purchased some one-inch stickers that could be used with bottle caps, and I remembered that one of the images in particular was a favorite.  He was a little Christmas reindeer and he came to mind as I've been busy making my Christmas cards to be mailed during this festive season.  I got out all the necessary pieces: bottle cap, reindeer sticker, and an acrylic bubble.  I looked up some directions on bottle caps and found that running it through the Big Shot in a sandwich would smash down the edges and make it a perfect frame for my reindeer to fit right inside.  In checking out the acrylic bubble, I realized that it was adhesive on the flat side and just glued right down on top of the sticker and into the bottle muss no fuss!  WOW...I was thinking it was going to be so much more complicated than that!  

Now the search was on for the perfect papers and embellishments to fit my little reindeer bauble with snowflakes glistening.  I found this lovely snowflake paper, but it didn't have quite enough of the Pool Party aqua on the snowflakes that would show around the edges of my matting.  My answer was to color them by sponging these snowflakes with Pool Party stamping ink where needed.  Below is the finished product that developed.

Recipe:  Stampin’ Up Papers: Early Espresso cs, Pool Party cs, Silver Glimmer. MME: Signature Christmas 6x6 pad (brown snowflake). Stampin’ Up stamp: Christmas Punch (ret.). Stampin’ Up Ink:  Pool Party.  Stampin’ Up EF: Snowflake (ret.). EK punch: Vintage Corner Medium. Spellbinder die: Classic Ovals + Scallop Ovals.  The Bottle Co.: 1” bottle cap, 1”Epoxy Dot, Santa Baby Bottle Cap Images (reindeer).  Offray 5/8” White Satin ribbon. Recollections Chocolate Pearls.  

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